SIGNAL Blogs

September 24, 2008
By Katie Packard

Cubic Applications Incorporated has received a U.S. Marine Corps contract with a potential value of $31.7 million to continue training U.S. advisers to support the training of Iraqi and Afghan security forces. The security cooperation education and training center support contract is responsible for ensuring that security cooperation teams that deploy to various countries throughout the world receive customized predeployment training.

September 24, 2008
By Katie Packard

Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $122 million technology development contract for the Joint Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM) system. The next-generation missile will be carried on U.S. armed forces rotary-wing, fixed-wing and unmanned aerial system (UAS) platforms.

September 24, 2008
By Katie Packard

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has extended the Unified NASA Information Technology Services contract with NASA. This 11-month program extension, valued at more than $212 million, raises the ceiling value of the contract to more than $1.1 billion. SAIC will continue to provide information technology services to NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, and support all NASA centers, including NASA Headquarters and support for NASA's international sites and networks.

September 24, 2008
By Katie Packard

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has been awarded a task order by the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization (JIEDDO) to support the design, implementation, operation and maintenance of the JIEDDO Enterprise Management System. JIEDDO coordinates efforts among U.S. Defense Department organizations and international agencies to defeat the threat posed by improvised explosive devices against U.S. and coalition forces.

September 24, 2008
By Henry Kenyon

Creating Futures offers transitioning U.S. veterans as well as individuals with disabilities, at-risk youth and dislocated workers opportunities to build careers in the information technology field. Creating Futures works with employers to identify needs and then trains individuals to fill those capabilities gaps, placing candidates in long-term jobs. The education and training programs help students obtain the technical, business and communications skills employers want.

September 24, 2008
By Katie Packard

Navmar Applied Sciences Corporation, a small business, is being awarded a $10 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for a Phase III small business innovative research contract for near-term and far-term advanced surveillance, reconnaissance and force protection systems. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, New Jersey, is the contracting activity.

September 22, 2008
By Katie Packard

The Boeing Company has won three competitive proposals resulting in U.S. Army technology investment agreements with a combined value of more than $19 million. The agreements with the Army's aviation applied technology directorate cover applied research and development in support of the rotor durability Army technology objective (ATO) and the high performance rotary wing vehicle designs (HPRWVD) program.

September 22, 2008
By Katie Packard

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has been awarded a task order by the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC)-Crane Division to provide engineering, technical and management services. The follow-on task order, awarded under the SeaPort-e contract, has a two-year base period of performance, three one-year options and a total value of more than $48 million if all options are exercised.

September 22, 2008
By Katie Packard

Sealevel Systems Incorporated has been awarded a delivery order in the amount of $4 million under a five-year, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract with a ceiling of $11.5 million for the procurement of the Personal Data Assistant-184 Universal Serial Bus to synchronous serial adapter radio interface cable systems in support of the multi-band multi-mission radio for U.S. Special Operations Command.

September 22, 2008
By Katie Packard

Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation's Integrated Systems Sector is receiving an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract for $139 million. This action will enable the Air Vehicle Integration and Technology Research Program to conduct research to develop, demonstrate, integrate and transition new air vehicle technologies and prototypes that will provide affordable, revolutionary capabilities to the warfighter.

September 22, 2008
By Katie Packard

Lockheed Martin Corporation's Lockheed Aeronautics Company is being awarded an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract for $139 million. This action will enable the Air Vehicle Integration and Technology Research Program to conduct research to develop, demonstrate, integrate and transition new air vehicle technologies and prototypes that will provide affordable, revolutionary capabilities to the warfighter.

September 22, 2008
By Katie Packard

BearingPoint Incorporated is being awarded a $6.3 million firm-fixed-price contract for the U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command requirement for the acquisition of an identity and access management (IAM) solution and the subsequent systems integration as part of the Marine Corps Enterprise Information Technology Services (MCEITS) program of record.

September 19, 2008
By Katie Packard

Raytheon Company has been awarded a $10 million Missile Defense Agency contract to continue research and development of the network-centric airborne defense element, an air-launched weapon system designed to engage short- and medium-range ballistic missiles in the boost and ascent phase of flight.

September 19, 2008
By Katie Packard

The Boeing Company has been awarded a contract for the initial phase of upgrading the radar on Saudi Arabia's fleet of five E-3A airborne warning and control system (AWACS) aircraft. This is a foreign military sale that is not to exceed $42 million. The first phase includes a study to determine which parts are obsolete and no longer available then locate and test parts obtained from new sources for the modification.

September 19, 2008
By Katie Packard

TeleCommunication Systems Incorporated has received a $23.4 million follow-on order for deployable satellite solutions under its Secure Internet Protocol Router (SIPR) and Non-secure Internet Protocol Router (NIPR) Access Point (SNAP) Very Small Aperture Terminal Satellite Systems Program. This U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Life Cycle Management Command Program has a potential value of $246 million if fully funded.

September 19, 2008
By Katie Packard

CACI International Incorporated has been awarded a contract to provide engineering and scientific support to the U.S. Marine Corps System Command (MCSC) Acquisition Center for Support Services (ACSS) as one of 10 prime positions on the Commercial Enterprise Omnibus Support Services (CEOss) blanket purchase agreement.

September 19, 2008
By Katie Packard

Northrop Grumman Corporation's Europe-based subsidiary, Park Air Systems, has been awarded a contract by NAV CANADA, Canada's civil air navigation services provider, for the supply of VHF radios as part of an extensive $50 million replacement program. NAV CANADA will replace all ground-to-air VHF radio equipment in 320 sites across Canada.

September 19, 2008
By Katie Packard

BAE Systems has been awarded an $11 million contract from the U.S. Army to purchase and install improvised explosive device (IED) mine armor kits on 433 Bradley Combat Systems vehicles. This award also includes the installation work for 116 kits previously purchased under this contract. When combined with previous awards, this modification brings the total contract value to $96 million for Bradley IED Mine Armor Kits.

September 19, 2008
By Katie Packard

General Dynamics Information Technology has been awarded three Seaport-e task orders by the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division (NSWCCD), in Philadelphia. The contracts have a total potential value of $26.7 million if all options are exercised. Under the contracts, General Dynamics will provide information technology engineering and professional services for the Smart Carrier program and additional NSWCCD initiatives.

September 19, 2008
By Katie Packard

DRS Technical Services Incorporated is being awarded a indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity, firm-fixed-price contract for $15.7 million for satellite communications equipment and training, including data distribution networks and complex telecommunications systems for data, voice over Internet protocol (VoIP), conventional telephone and video applications delivered over integrated satellite, and terrestrial and wireless networks.

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